Re: [NTLK] [OT] Help with my site

From: Eric L. Strobel (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 16:17:34 EDT

on 6/13/02 3:21 PM, Laurent Daudelin at

> On 13/06/02 14:38, "Konstantinos Xonis"
> <> wrote:
>> I couldn't get to it either.
> Thanks to all that did respond! That confirms to me that something is wrong
> somewhere, but not here, at the office.
> Now, what could be wrong? I've read a message from Eric Strobel saying he
> wouldn't be surprised that Cox is somehow "blocking" those packets. If it
> was so, how could they do that? I've got some real nice traceroute listings,
> but I'm not sure how to read them. Is there anything on these traceroute
> listings that would tell me that the packet is somehow "blocked"? I know
> that the traceroute seems to go through a few servers at Cox, but other than
> that, I don't know.
> If that was the case, why was I able to access my machine on Tuesday?
> -Laurent.

My guess (just a guess, nothing but a guess, so help me God): the Cox
firewall 'knows' that dyndns is a popular means of folks running servers
from inside their system and watches specifically for this (and other types
of traffic) to try and squash the most people with the least effort.

(BTW, just to make sure I'm clear, I assume your server is your home machine
and that you're trying to access from the office, which is not accessing via


Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^

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